Litigation2019-01-31T21:23:57+00:00

Litigation

The litigation attorneys of Anderson & Labovitz are ready to fight for you.  We represent individuals and small to mid-size business clients in a wide array of civil and business litigation matters.  Our lawyers have decades of combined experience – including years spent at some of the large law firms in Pittsburgh – zealously and aggressively pursuing lawsuits and defending clients.  By way of example, the types of cases that we handle include a landlord-tenant dispute before a local district justice, a defamation lawsuit in response to a social media post, neighbors squabbling over their property line, and a business owner grappling with a breach-of-contract lawsuit that could cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We recognize that the legal system is complex and that personal and commercial legal disputes can be stressful and intimidating.  We make things easier for our clients with our personalized, hands-on approach.  Our bright and experienced attorneys jump right in.  We respond quickly to phone calls and emails, even at night and on weekends, and promptly meet with you.

Our goal is to resolve legal problems in a practical, cost-effective manner.  We critically analyze the legal issues at hand and confer with our clients to develop a customized game plan.  We take an incremental approach.  We go over legal options and costs available to you each step of the way.  We make you feel at ease.  Yes, it is possible to be liked by our clients and feared by our adversaries.

Many cases settle before going to trial.  We efficiently manage and resolve conflicts involving individuals and business owners.  We get results with our demand letters and settlement negotiations with opposing counsel.  We take part in mediations and in arbitration hearings, including proceedings involving the American Arbitration Association.

When we must do battle, we represent plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in Western Pennsylvania.  We appear regularly before district justices in local communities, arbitration panels made up of attorneys, and judges and juries in courthouses in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Butler, Beaver and Washington counties and beyond.

The civil and business law cases that we handle include the following:

  • contract disputes;
  • fraud claims and other business torts;
  • estate litigation;
  • trust litigation;
  • will contests;
  • collection cases;
  • defamation and invasion-of-privacy claims and other First Amendment matters;
  • matters involving homeowners’ associations (HOAs), planned communities and condominium associations;
  • real estate disputes;
  • premises liability;
  • employment disputes, including non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants;
  • corporate divorces and other disputes between business partners; and
  • construction disputes, including mechanics’ liens and disputes with contractors involving claims of defective work.

Call us now at 412-209-3200 or send us an email at wlabovitz@PaLawFirm.com, aanderson@PaLawFirm.com or jash@PaLawFirm.com to schedule a free, no-obligation conference to assess your needs.

Pittsburgh Probate, Estate, Trust, and Guardianship Litigation

The law is clear; however, a lot can happen during the probate, estate, or trust administration process.  No matter the nature of the dispute, we are capable of aggressively and effectively representing you.  If you are contesting a Will, Trust, Power of Attorney, or Guardianship arrangement, or defending against such a contest, you will need the assistance of an experienced, aggressive lawyer to represent your interests.

Because such issues are incredibly complex and come at such an emotional time, it is critical that you hire an experienced estate litigation lawyer to represent you through these issues. Anderson & Labovitz will vigorously represent you in estate litigation, power of attorney litigation, trust litigation, and contested powers of attorney or guardianships. We handle disputes concerning accountings, recovery of assets, claims, heirship disputes, and scores of other potential estate and guardianship litigation.

We are fully aware of just how vital this litigation is to you and your entire family. We also understand that this is a sensitive and difficult time for you. Let us take care of the law so you can take care of yourself and your family.

We have handled and are prepared to represent you in a variety of cases related to probate, estate, and trust litigation including:

  • Executor, Agent, or Trustee Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Removal of Executor, Agent, or Trustees
  • Conflicting Powers of Attorney
  • Citation to Recover or Discover Assets
  • Citation to Enforce Proper Probate Procedures
  • Liquidation of Trusts
  • Will Contests
  • Reformation of Trusts
  • Lack of Mental Capacity or Fraud
  • General Estate Litigation

You can count on us to zealously represent your interests in such an unfortunate, emotional time of litigation.  Call us now at 412-209-3200 or send us an email at aanderson@PaLawFirm.com or at jash@PaLawFirm.com to schedule a free, no-obligation conference to assess your concerns and goals.